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Stamp out violence on Women

Although women are more commonly victimized. This abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships. Except for the gender difference, domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate. It happens within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and financial levels. The abuse may occur during a relationship, while the couple is breaking up, or after the relationship has ended.

Despite what many people believe, domestic violence is not due to the abuser’s loss of control over his behavior. In fact, violence is a deliberate choice made by the abuser in order to take control over his wife or partner. I to have been in an abusive relationship. I was with someone who almost took my life but I still went back. It took my friends and family being there for me to open my eyes enough for me to walk away. Even though I went back I still never dropped the charges and he has that on his criminal record for ever. I honestly believe that had I kept my relationship I may not be here today. I want to bring attention to this senseless thing that is now making it's way to our teens. If we don't put this out there we may loose many of our kids to this crime. If you feel you are in physical danger immediately call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-787-3224.

1. There are different types of domestic abuse, including emotional, physical, sexual

2. There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The most significant sign is fear of your partner.

3. Domestic abuse falls into a common pattern, or cycle of violence:Abuse,Guilt, Rationalization or excuses, Normal" behavior,Fantasy and planning

4. Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States

5. WWW.NDVH.ORG